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WEC7 - is it possible to resize Explorer? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everyone

    On our LCD, we have a display that is electronically 480x270px but the viewing is only 480x170px

    Basically we can only see the bottom of the desktop (task bar etc)

    This isn't a problem for our application but it is for things like explorer.

    When we open up explorer it is opened as 480x270px meaning we can't see any directories or files listed at the top.

    Is there a way to resize and reposition explorer?

    Regards

    Terry

    Friday, December 5, 2014 3:29 PM

Answers

  • Yes, of course!

    You can find the registered window class name and send resize and reposition messages if you want to do it at runtime, or simply clone and copy the ie code and modify the code to always show explorer in that size and at that position.

    Another option would be to adjust your display driver to report the usable screen size is really only 480x170. That would definitely be the cleanest way because then all dialogs and apps will be positioned correctly automatically.


    Good luck,

    Michel Verhagen, eMVP
    Check out my blog: http://guruce.com/blog

    GuruCE
    Microsoft Embedded Partner
    http://guruce.com
    Consultancy, training and development services.

    • Proposed as answer by Paul G. Tobey Friday, December 5, 2014 11:24 PM
    • Marked as answer by Terence P Tuesday, December 9, 2014 9:08 AM
    Friday, December 5, 2014 9:07 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Yes, of course!

    You can find the registered window class name and send resize and reposition messages if you want to do it at runtime, or simply clone and copy the ie code and modify the code to always show explorer in that size and at that position.

    Another option would be to adjust your display driver to report the usable screen size is really only 480x170. That would definitely be the cleanest way because then all dialogs and apps will be positioned correctly automatically.


    Good luck,

    Michel Verhagen, eMVP
    Check out my blog: http://guruce.com/blog

    GuruCE
    Microsoft Embedded Partner
    http://guruce.com
    Consultancy, training and development services.

    • Proposed as answer by Paul G. Tobey Friday, December 5, 2014 11:24 PM
    • Marked as answer by Terence P Tuesday, December 9, 2014 9:08 AM
    Friday, December 5, 2014 9:07 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Michel - thanks for the info - some good ideas there for me to try

    Terry

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 9:08 AM